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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

Lakers' LeBron James on NBA's China controversy





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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:49 AM

1. Translation

The money I make from China trumps the social justice I claim to advocate for.

I admire the work he has done to try to give kids from disadvantaged backgrounds a better education but this is just tone deaf at I high level.

I will never forgive the NBA for making me agree with Ted Cruz.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

3. +1

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:56 AM

4. It is not tone deaf.

His statement is to shame Darryl Morey and to prevent any others from interfering with
the flow of billions in to the. NBA coffers for China.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:16 PM

6. And it isn't just in the sports business.

Apple sold out last week when they deleted the app that help protect the protestors.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/hkmaplive-apple-app-removed-china/

Looks like China is leveraging the world with money transferred from US consumers.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:06 PM

7. NBA pressure is a big part of it

NBA also signs Lebron's checks too. Morey himself apologized quickly and said he didn't consider other perspectives so it isn't just Lebron here it is Morey himself.

John Oliver exposed the NBA business relationship with China this weekend and Lebron goes and does something like this after the episode.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:10 PM

8. I'll have to watch that, thx.

I try not to miss any of his shows.

I'm pretty disappointed with the nba response.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:21 PM

14. Morey was likely told to grovel or he would be fired

Pretty sure the NBA isn't going to fire LeBron no matter what he says

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:31 PM

15. So apparently this was just marketing BS and meant absolutely nothing

Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" Nike Ad.

"Believe in something, even if it means losing everything"

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

2. Yeah sure

In other words, get your hands out of my pockets. I want Space Jam 2 to play in the Chinese market. Whatever happened to speaking out for human rights? That used to be a US specialty.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:24 PM

9. the nba should end its partnership with china. it literally doesn't need it at this cost.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:25 PM

10. Sources: Adam Silver had tense meeting with Lakers, Nets players in China

NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a tense meeting with players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers last week when he arrived in Shanghai, sources told ESPN's Rachel Nichols.

During the meeting, sources said, several prominent players voiced frustration about their perception that they were being put in the middle of the dispute between the NBA and China, and they said they were unhappy about being asked to address the situation by local Chinese reporters before Silver himself was scheduled to do so.

The relationship between the league and China was disrupted after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Oct. 4. Morey later deleted his tweet, an image that read, "Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong," and clarified the intent in two subsequent tweets. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta denounced the tweet and said the Rockets were "not a political organization" and that Morey did not speak for the team.

During the meeting with the players, sources said, Silver was directly asked whether anything would happen to Morey, as several players said they believed that if a player had cost the NBA millions of dollars because of a tweet, there would be repercussions.

Morey will not face any league discipline for the tweet.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27846109/sources-adam-silver-had-tense-meeting-lakers-nets-players-china

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:50 PM

11. Makes sense that the players are upset

They didn't create this "controversy" but they are the ones who are going to be asked about it continuously. I don't think this is going away soon.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:07 PM

12. Why? Because they might have to take the side of an authoritative government

instead of democracy? Apparently the NBA is only interested in the money and dont have any principles after all like they have claimed.

So much for the freedom of speech they espouse. Fuck all of them.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:15 PM

13. So is the commissioner saying NBA players and management are prohibited from any political opinions?

or just the ones that the NBA disagrees with ? Sounds like the RW saying " shut up and dribble"

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Response to MichMan (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:41 PM

17. I don't believe the NBA will crack down on those with Anti-Trump opinions, so opinions will be

determined to be acceptable or not on a case-by-case basis.

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